Koreografi på stedet

From the course Site Specificity by Karen Vedel. Photo by Maj Horn

Koreografi på Stedet (Choreography in Place) (2015-18) is a mapping concept in cooperation with visual artist Maj Horn. We explore how poetic directions in the shape of words, illustrations, poems and choreography can help create bodily experience of places and how these experiences can be mapped. Below are descriptions of three projects we have done.

3rd project:

We received support from Lauritzen Fonden for an artistic project with students from a 7th grade of Urban Skolen in Esbjerg from august 2017 until may 2018. The purpose of the project was to embody their own and each other’s personal narratives of how public and private spaces are connected in the city of Esbjerg. For that purpose Maj and I gave them various choreographic, visual artistic and landscape architectural tools. Below are photos from the last day’s showing.

Presentation of subjects: relations between public and private, narratives and embodiment/learning. Peter Vadim presenting. Photo by Eduardo Abrantes.

 

Maj Horn presenting our concept for the audience. Photo by Eduardo Abrantes

 

Presenting an embodiment tool for the audience. Photo by Eduardo Abrantes

The students developed various ways of communicating their experiences:

Two students made a soundscape of Esbjerg. The audience was told to imagine from where the sounds originated and map them.

A group of students made a blindfold walk through the city, to enhance the other senses of the body. Photos by Eduardo Abrantes:

Some students made films:

Photo by Eduardo Abrantes

Some made photos:

Photos by students. Photo by Eduardo Abrantes

 

Photos by students. Photo by Eduardo Abrantes

A group of students made a walk through the city guided by the sense of hearing:

Photo by Eduardo Abrantes

 

2nd project:

We have done guest lectures at University of Copenhagen at the course Site Specificity by Karen Vedel. We explored an ’empty’ construction area:

Students from the course Site Specificity by Karen Vedel, University of Copenhagen. Photo by Maj Horn

 

Map created by Emilie Bendix from the course Site Specificity. Photo by Maj Horn

 

Map created by one of the students illustrating sounds, Site Specificity. Photo by Maj Horn

1st project:

We performed at Spire Festival 2015 as an exploration of meetings between bodies and other social elements. We did a walk through the surroundings following our poetic map:

Following our poetic map through the landscape. Photo by Maj Horn

 

The poetic walk at Spire Festival. Photos by Nikolaj Hodell

 

Poetic walk at Spire Festival. Photos by Signe Rom

Supported by: Lauritzen FondenUniversity of Copenhagen and Spire Festival